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Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a suspicious grass fire in Epping on January 15.

Emergency services were called to the fire on Genesis Drive just after 9pm.

Investigators have been told a man was seen walking his dog before walking to the middle of a vacant block and setting the long grass on fire.

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He then left the scene on foot, heading south towards Revelation Road.

The man is perceived to be Caucasian, about 180 centimetres tall with a medium build, wearing dark-coloured shorts and a black and white t-shirt.

He was walking a small dark-coloured dog with white markings on its chest.

Investigators have released CCTV of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries.

Detectives are also investigating a previous fire at the same location about 7pm on January 11.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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